A new site plan control and zoning bylaw amendment were posted this week for a tear-drop shaped piece of land at 301 Palladium Drive. The restaurant name isn’t indicated in the applications, but drawings included in the submissions to the city include signage for a Heart & Crown restaurant. (We haven’t been able to confirm yet through the Heart & Crown if they are involved in this development.)
How’s how they describe the development:
The subject property is located along Palladium Drive between Terry Fox Drive and Silver Seven Road. The surrounding area is primarily characterized by business park and office uses. The Kanata North Client Service Centre exists directly east of the site; office and warehouse buildings exist to the west and southwest; a hotel is situated to the northeast; and further north of the site is a Costco, situated along the Queensway.
The site is approximately 4,950 square metres in size with 125 metres of frontage on Palladium Drive. The site is currently vacant with a number of trees along the Palladium Drive frontage.
A Site Plan Control application has been submitted to accommodate a commercial mixed use building with a restaurant being the primary use. The proposed building is one storey (with mezzanine) at a maximum height of 15.2 metres and a gross floor area of 556 square metres. The building includes patio areas on the north, west and east sides of the building. The development includes two accesses; both from the private road that runs along the southern portion of the site.
The subject property is currently zoned Light Industrial Subzone 5, Maximum Building Height 22 metres (IL5 H(22)) and Light Industrial Subzone 5, Exception 306, Maximum Building Height 30 metres (IL5  H(30)).
The amendment to the zoning by-law proposes to rezone the subject property to General Mixed Use with site specific provisions. The applicant is proposing the General Mixed Use Zone to permit a restaurant and office uses on site. The proposed yard setbacks will reflect the zoning provisions of the nearby office uses.